In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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- I'll take it up for pity: yet I'll tarry till my son come; he hallooed but even now.
- A. Roy McClerken hallooed to me; he asked me if I could take a couple of passengers.
- But when the two came after, they could not find them, nor hear any thing of them at all, though they hallooed and shouted as loud as they could.
- He then hallooed to the fort people, telling them to bury the carcass if they wished, and immediately went off with his party.
- As soon as Friday came in sight of the man, he hallooed out as loud as the other, ‘O master!’
- We hallooed and bellowed as if an army were near us.
- In the old times, the animals and birds liked to play ball, and they shouted and hallooed just as players do to-day.
- All day long they heaved, and hallooed, turning at intervals to scribble at their desks.
- Round and round the decks they went, Mugridge sick with fear, the sailors hallooing and shouting directions to one another, and the hunters bellowing encouragement and laughter.
- In the after part of the day, we discovered three lodges of Sioux Indians encamped on the bank, all hallooing and waving their blankets for us to come in, to the shore.
- ‘Hi, Chris,’ Mr. Gibson hallooed, before the debate began, to the delight of the assembled voters.
- The old lady hallooed to him: ‘Burns, where are you going?’
- But ye've need of more care than I can give ye, and I've told ye, I can't be hallooing with no monkish folk.
- Undaunted, he kept whipping and hallooing at the hole, and to his relief they eventually came out all right at the other side.
- The trapper threw off his furry cap in the air, and hallooed as loud as his voice can echo through the valley below.
- It had the three singers hallooing to one another from different parts of the Chapel.
- Gen. Rusk hallooed to his men: ‘don't shoot him,’ and knocked up some of their guns; but others ran round and riddled him with balls.
- Not knowing her to be a spectre he hallooed to her to stay for him, but receiving no answer thought she was deaf.
- For he was a Northerner born and bred; and what should he be doing hallooing for the Stars and Bars among those grey and moribund veterans?
- The engineer on that side hallooed to me that the boat was backing as hard as she could.
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